Time for Stephen Harper to watch Sarah Silverman on voter suppression
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Time for Stephen Harper to watch Sarah Silverman on voter suppression

The Republicans in the United States are masters of voter suppression, so comedian Sarah Silverman took it to them during the 2012 presidential election. After this week, the Harper government needs a dose of Silverman. The Conservatives tabled an elections bill with new strict voter identification rules that will make it harder for poor people […]

The Republicans in the United States are masters of voter suppression, so comedian Sarah Silverman took it to them during the 2012 presidential election. After this week, the Harper government needs a dose of Silverman.

The Conservatives tabled an elections bill with new strict voter identification rules that will make it harder for poor people and youth to vote. It will also eliminate the practice of “vouching” for people who lack proper identification.

Oh, and the bill will ban Elections Canada ads to encourage people to vote. The Chief Electoral Officer, who said Saturday in an interview on CBC’s The House that his reading of the act means he “can no longer speak about democracy in this country,” will also be barred from blowing the whistle on voter fraud.

Over to you, Silverman. (Warning: she swears a lot.)

 

 

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